Post-grad Monday, Charleston style


May 13, 2013 by kmwelden

Well, here we are. It’s the first Monday after graduation. After elementary school, middle school, high school, and college, this is the first Monday that I’m no longer any sort of student. A student of the world, always, but no longer a student of any government-sanctioned institution. I feel so rebellious! After graduation, I was waiting to meet my family on a street corner, and a sweet old man stopped me. “So do you feel any smarter?” He asked.

“Umm… am I supposed to?” I replied, super-eloquently as usual.

But, theoretically, yes. Investing all of this time in my education should have brought me out a more worldly, well-rounded, and sure, smarter person. College hasn’t exactly turned me into a savant, but I’m willing to say that it has definitely made me a better thinker. Instead of teaching me facts and figures, my English degree has taught me how to think, analyze, problem-solve, and persevere, and I think those are more important skills than knowing how cells work. Unless you’re going to be a doctor. Then you should definitely know how cells work.

So here I am, officially part of the post-graduate crowd. I lobbied Andrew to address me as “Doctor” all weekend, but he says that I have to get my PhD first. He is always practical like that.

And what did I do with my first day of freedom? I behaved like a Real Housewife of Charleston. I took a morning run around Colonial Lake with Kara. You may be familiar with the fact that I hate running, but the amount of food I consumed this weekend is no joke. I do still have a couple months at the beach before I can start ballooning to a size suitable to survive the Colorado winter. I went shopping along King Street and went out to lunch. I painted. I bought a bottle of wine at 4:30 and started my own happy hour/ blog session on the porch. And I have to say… not being a student is pretty damn nice. But I also have to say… being a housewife would be pretty damn nice, too. I hope saying that doesn’t mean I’m any less smart (I don’t actually think that makes me any less intelligent. I’m sure that the greatest voices of our generation are all sitting around watching Bravo all the time, too. I’m looking at you, Lena Dunham).

So here’s to a new adventure. A no-longer-a-student adventure. A the-real-world-is-about-to-SMACK-you-in-the-face-Kait adventure. A you’ve-got-a-bachelor’s-degree-so-you’re-a-bad-bitch adventure. Thank you guys for all the support you’ve given me since I’ve started blogging. Your kind words mean more to me than you’ll ever know, and I’m looking forward to sharing this with all of you.

Let’s talk tomorrow! My schedule’s pretty free this week…

Love, Kait


One thought on “Post-grad Monday, Charleston style

  1. Donna says:

    I loved looking through your blog. Visit Sunshine Pen Pals. We have a blast!

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